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DELEGATES

278 members (formerly referred to delegates – see the FAQ for the reason for the change) from across Australia have confirmed their participation in the two Assemblies of the fifth Plenary Council – in October 2021 and July 2022.

These members are drawn from dioceses, eparchies, ordinariates, personal prelature, leaders of religious congregations and representatives of church ministries. Seminary rectors and heads of theological institutions, who must be called to a plenary council, are currently listed within the diocese in which they are located.

  • Most Reverend Patrick Michael O'Regan DD
  • Very Reverend Philip Francis Xavier Marshall
  • Miss Madeline Rose Keogh Forde
  • Ms Monica Annette Conway
  • Mr Ian Louis Cameron
  • Mr Julian Nguyen
  • Ms Kiara Ryan
  • Very Rev Emeritus Bishop Gregory O'Kelly

  • Most Reverend Michael Robert Kennedy DD
  • Very Reverend Monsignor Edward Thomas Wilkes VG
  • Mrs Alison Jean Hamilton
  • Mr John Bishton

  • Most Reverend Paul Bernard Bird DD CSsR
  • Very Reverend Kevin Francis Maloney VG
  • Ms Felicity Margaret Knobel
  • Mrs Marie Shaddock

  • Most Reverend Michael McKenna
  • Reverend Paul Gerard Devitt
  • Miss Hayley Joan Farrugia
  • Mr Matthew Leonard Brown
  • Reverend Gregory John Kennedy
  • Mr Michael Gibbons

  • Most Reverend Mark Benedict Coleridge DD BA DSS
  • Liliana Ortiz
  • Ms Toni Marie Janke
  • Mr Thomas Warren
  • Dr Maeve Louise Heaney VDMF
  • Ms Patricia Bernadette Kennedy
  • Most Reverend Kenneth Michael Howell DD PP
  • Very Reverend Dr Adrian Farrelly PP
  • Very Reverend Daniel Joseph Ryan PP VF
  • Monsignor John Grace

  • Most Reverend Anthony Randazzo DD JCL
  • Very Reverend David Gerard Ranson VG
  • Mrs Alison Mary Newell
  • Mr Dharmaraj Rajasigam
  • Mr Daniel Casey

  • Mr Aidan Joseph Mitchell
  • Ms Erica Bernard
  • Ms Mary O'Reeri
  • Monsignor Paul Boyers
  • Shirley Quaresim

  • Most Reverend Gerard Joseph Holohan DD
  • Very Reverend Tony Chiera VG
  • Dr Deborah Marie Robertson
  • Mrs Maria Antionetta Parkinson
  • Mr Aaron Faure

  • Most Reverend James Foley DD DPh
  • Very Reverend Francis Lindsay Gordon VG PP
  • Mrs Anna Montgomery
  • Mrs Tanya Helen Gleeson Rodney
  • Very Reverend Kerry James Crowley EV VF PP
  • Very Reverend Neil David Muir EV PP
  • Ms Sabrina-ann Stevens

  • Most Reverend Christopher Charles Prowse STD DD
  • Very Reverend Anthony Gerard Percy VG
  • Reverend Monsignor John Gerard Woods
  • Miss Brigid Annette Cooney
  • Emeritus Professor John Lewis Warhurst

  • Most Reverend Charles Victor Gauci
  • Very Reverend Malcolm Paul Fyfe MSC VG
  • Ms Cathy Bourke
  • Mrs Clalia Jackie Mar
  • Mr Shaun Luke De Zylva
  • Very Reverend Prakash Brayan Menezes SVD EV
  • Very Rev Emeritus Bishop Eugene Hurley

  • Most Reverend Michael Henry Morrissey DD
  • Mrs Catherine Anne Jones
  • Mrs Deearne Frances Gould
  • Rev Fr Gerard Totanes VG

  • Most Reverend Julian Charles Porteous DD
  • Very Reverend Shammi Nilantha Perera VG
  • Dr Rachel Mary Bradley
  • Mr Daniel Leigh De La Motte

  • Most Reverend Gregory Paul Homeming OCD DD
  • Very Reverend Paul Stanley Gooley PP VG
  • Miss Ellen Elyse Hales
  • Dr Deirdre Therese Little
  • Very Reverend Peter McDonell Slack EV

  • Most Reverend William Joseph Wright DD
  • Very Reverend Andrew Peter Doohan VG
  • Dr Helen Maria Belcher
  • Ms Bernadette Frances Gibson

  • Most Reverend Peter Andrew Comensoli DD
  • Very Reverend Joseph John Caddy AM STL VG
  • Ms Nimmi Candappa
  • Mrs Vivian Alamo
  • Mr Jonathan Antony
  • Very Reverend Joselito Cerna Asis CS
  • Sr Michelle Sue Yen Goh RSM
  • Most Reverend Terence Robert Curtin DD STD
  • Most Reverend Anthony Ireland STD EV
  • Very Reverend Anthony Leo Kerin JCL
  • Very Reverend Denis Stanley
  • Very Reverend Dr Kevin Anthony Lenehan STD
  • Reverend Dr Cameron Alexander Forbes STD
  • Ms Danielle Fairthorne
  • Very Rev Emeritus Bishop Leslie Tomlinson
  • Most Reverend Martin Ashe
  • Rev Fr Mark Reynolds EV

  • Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv
  • Very Reverend Chris de Souza EV
  • Very Reverend Peter Gregory Williams VG
  • Mrs Wendy Alison Goonan
  • Very Reverend Fernando Montano EV       
  • Ms Carol Louise Teodori-Blahut
  • Very Reverend Peter Blayney EV
  • Very Reverend Wim Hoekstra EV
  • Very Reverend John Hogan

  • Most Reverend Timothy John Costelloe SDB DD
  • Very Reverend Peter Gerrard Whitely VG
  • Mr Damian Anthony Walsh
  • Dr Angela Mary McCarthy
  • Ms Catherine Nguyen
  • Ms Gemma Thomson
  • Dr Marco Ceccarelli
  • Most Reverend Donald George Sproxton DD
  • Reverend Brian John Mckenna EV
  • Reverend Vincent Glynn EV
  • Reverend Michael Thomas Moore SM
  • Reverend Phillip Fleay
  • Professor Francis Campbell

  • Most Reverend Karol Kulczycki SDS
  • Very Reverend James Gerard Monaghan
  • Mrs Nichola Frances Mardon
  • Mr David John Green

  • Most Reverend Michael Fabian McCarthy DD
  • Miss Loretta Maree McKeering
  • Mrs Catherine Maree Simmonds
  • Mr Peter Doherty
  • Rev Fr Peter Tonti VG

  • Most Reverend Greg Bennet DD
  • Very Reverend Denis O’Bryan EV
  • Very Reverend Peter William Slater VG
  • Mrs Lizabeth Rose Privitera
  • Mrs Katherine Mary Jelavic

  • Most Reverend Shane Anthony Mackinlay DD
  • Very Reverend Joseph Edward Taylor VG
  • Miss Ruth Maree Lawlor
  • Ms Catherine Ellen Jenkins
  • Very Reverend Dr Brian Patrick Boyle

  • Most Reverend Anthony Colin Fisher OP DD
  • Very Reverend Gerald Patrick Gleeson VG
  • Mrs Francine Pirola
  • Professor Hayden Ramsay
  • Ms Selina Hasham
  • Mr Christopher Lee
  • Most Reverend Richard James Umbers DD VG EV
  • Most Reverend Terence John Brady DD VG EV
  • Very Reverend Kelvin John Lovegrove EV
  • Very Reverend Michael Lawrence McLean EV
  • Very Reverend Paul Monkerud EV
  • Reverend Eric George Skruzny
  • Professor Dermot Anthony Nestor
  • Sr Professor Isabell Naumann ISSM
  • Professor Michele Riondino
  • Professor Renee Kohler-Ryan
  • Dr Rohan Curnow
  • Professor Zlatko Skrbiš
  • Mr Gabriele Turchi
  • Reverend Michael de Stoop
  • Very Rev Emeritus Bishop David Walker
  • Rev Fr Maurice Thompson
  • Very Reverend Julian Wellspring

  • Most Reverend Robert Michael McGuckin DD MCL JCL
  • Very Reverend John Bernard Quinlan VG VF
  • Dr Mark Stephen Copland
  • Very Reverend Franco Filipetto LCL PP VF EV
  • Ms Catherine McAleer

  • Most Reverend Timothy James Harris DD
  • Ms Helen Melarekere
  • Reverend Michael John Lowcock VG
  • Mrs Louise Josephine Vella-Cox
  • Ms Stephanie Sullivan

  • Most Reverend Mark Edwards OMI DD
  • Mrs Wendy Judith Cattell
  • Mr Edmund John Brown
  • Fr Peter David Thompson CM
  • Very Reverend Joel Wallace

  • Most Reverend Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE DD
  • Mrs Cassandra Jane Auld
  • Mr Hugo Ditroia
  • Very Rev Don Gunn VG

  • Most Reverend Brian Gregory Mascord
  • Very Reverend Bernard Lagan Gordon 
  • Ms Erin Gillard
  • Dr Jodi Steel
  • Mr John Paul Fleming
  • Very Reverend Kenneth Gregory Cafe OFM
  • Very Reverend Sean Joseph Cullen

  • Most Reverend Amel Nona
  • Reverend Monsignor Paul Mingana
  • Mr Waseem Hurmiz
  • Mrs Zina Ishak

  • Most Reverend Robert Rabbat DD
  • Very Reverend Ibrahim Sultan
  • Deacon Collin Michael Nunis
  • Mrs Monica Chahoud
  • Very Reverend Elie Francis

  • Reverend Inigo Martizen-Echevarria VG

  • Most Reverend Antoine-Charbel Tarabay DD
  • Very Reverend Monsignor Marcelino Hanna Youssef VG
  • Miss Monica Margaret Doumit
  • Very Reverend Monsignor Emmanuel Sakr EV
  • Very Reverend Monsignor Joe Karim Takchi EV
  • Very Reverend Monsignor Shora Bcharra Maree EV
  • Very Reverend Monsignor Geoffrey Joseph Abdallah
  • Miss Theresa Simon

  • Lieutenant Colonel Gavin Michael Keating CSC
  • Fr Stuart Hall
  • Fr Glynn Murphy
  • Fr Peter O'Keefe VG

  • Ms Eva Skira (AMPJP)
  • Ms Claire Victory (SVDP)
  • Ms Virginia Bourke (CHA)
  • Mr Francis Sullivan (CSSA)
  • Ms Jacinta Collins (NCEC)
  • Mr John Lochowiak (NATSICC)
  • Mrs Sally FitzGerald (NATSICC)
  • Ms Shirley Quaresimin (NATSICC)

  • Most Reverend Bosco Puthur DD
  • Very Reverend Monsignor Francis Kolencherry VG
  • Mr Sebastian Mathew
  • Mr Sojin Sebastian
  • Very Reverend Varghese Vavolil EV

  • Reverend Monsignor Carl Reid PA
  • Very Reverend Stephen Jeremy Hill VG
  • Mr Warren Herbert Featherstone OFS
  • Very Reverend Kenneth Wayne Clark EV

  • Very Reverend Simon Joseph Ckuj
  • Mr Stefan Ronaniw
  • Ms Maru Jarockyj
  • Most Reverend Mykola Byshok CSsR

  • Fr David Orr OSC (Benedictine Monks Arcadia)
  • Sr Anne Boyd CSB (Brigidine Sisters)
  • Sr Melissa Dwyer FDCC (Canossian Daughters of Charity)
  • Fr Paul Cahill O.Carm (Carmelites (O.Carm))
  • Br Gerard Brady (Christian Brothers)
  • Fr Steele Hartman OCSO (Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance)
  • Sr Mary Ryan OP (Dominican Sister of Western Australia)
  • Sr Philippa Murphy FDNSC (Daughters of our Lady of the Sacred Heart)
  • Br David Hawke FSC (De La Salle Brothers ANZPPNG)
  • Fr Bernard Hancock OCD (Discalced Carmelite Friars)
  • Fr Asaeli Raass SVD (Divine Word Missionaries)
  • Fr Anthony Walsh OP (Dominican Fathers)
  • Sr Mary-Clare Holland OP (Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands)
  • Sr Cecilia Joseph OP (Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia)
  • Fr Phillip Miscamble OFM (Franciscan Friars)
  • Sr Eveline Crotty RSM (ISMAPNG)
  • Br Peter Carroll FMS (Marist Brothers)
  • Fr Ken Barker MGL (Missionaries of God's Love)
  • Sr Mary Drum MSC (Missionaries of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)
  • Fr Chris McPhee MSC (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart)
  • Fr Christian Fini OMI (Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate)
  • Sr Stancea Vichie MSS (Missionary Sisters of Service)
  • Fr Peter Jones OSA (Order of St Augustine (Augustinians))
  • Fr Tom McDonough CP (Passionist Fathers)
  • Br Paul O'Keeffe (Patrician Brothers
  • Sr Margaret Barclay PBVM (Presentation Sisters, Wagga Wagga)
  • Sr Lucy van Kessel (Presentation Sisters, Western Australia)
  • Fr John Hodgson CSsR (Redemptorists, Province of Oceania (Most Holy Redeemer))
  • Sr Mary Julian Ekman RSM (Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan)
  • Sr Louise McKeogh FMA (Salesian Sisters)
  • Fr William Matthews SDB (Salesians of Don Bosco)
  • Sr Lourds Chitra Justin OSM (Servite Sisters)
  • Sr Laureen Dixon RSC (Sisters of Charity)
  • Sr Catherine Reuter RSM (Sisters of Mercy Brisbane)
  • Sr Loreto Conroy RSM (Sisters of Mercy North Sydney)
  • Sr Marie Therese Ryder RNDM (Sisters of our Lady of the Missions)
  • Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ (Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart)
  • St Patty Fawkner SGS (Sisters of the Good Samaritan)
  • Sr Mary Ouiwoja (Sisters of the Nativity)
  • Fr Quyen Vu SJ (Society of Jesus (Jesuits))
  • Fr Michael Goonan SSP (Society of St Paul)
  • Fr Trevor Trotter SSC (St Columban's Mission Society)
  • Fr George Kolodziej SDS (The Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians))
  • Sr Ruth Durick OSU (Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union)
  • Sr Barbara Brown-Graham FCJ (Faithful Companions of Jesus)

Key Council Roles

CHAIRPERSONS (Statutes and Regulatory Norms, Article 10)

  • Mrs Theresa Simon, Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Australia
  • Hon. Jacinta Collins, Executive Director, National Catholic Education Commission
  • Ms Nichii Mardon, Director, Catholic Education South Australia, Diocese of Port Pirie
  • Very Rev David Ranson, Vicar General Broken Bay Diocese
  • Br Paul O’Keefe FSP, Provincial Leader of Patrician Brothers
  • Rev Thomas McDonough CP, Provincial Superior of the Passionists

 


 

CANONICAL COMMITTEE (Statutes and Regulatory Norms, Article 11)

  • Most Rev Robert McGuckin, Bishop of Toowoomba Diocese (Chair)
  • Most Rev Anthony Randazzo, Bishop of Broken Bay Diocese
  • Sr Elizabeth Delaney SGS
  • Sr Helen Delaney RSM
  • Very Rev Peter Blayney EV, Parramatta Diocese

 


 

STEERING COMMITTEE (Statutes and Regulatory Norms, Article 14)

  • President and Vice-President of the Plenary Council
  • President and Vice-President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
  • President or Vice-President of Catholic Religious Australia
  • Chairpersons (2-3)
  • Facilitators (2)

PERITI (EXPERT ADVISERS) (Canon 443 §6)

  • Prof Tracey Rowland
  • Dr Nigel Zimmermann
  • Mr Daniel Ang
  • Sr Moya Hanlen FDNSC
  • Sr Clare Condon SGS
  • Rev Prof Gerard Kelly
  • Rev Dr Max Vodola
  • Sr Dr Frances Baker RSM
  • Dr Paul Morrisey
  • Dr Sandie Cornish
  • Rev Dr James McEvoy
  • Dr Sandra Lynch
  • Rev Dr Patrick McInerney SSC
  • Rev Prof Francis Moloney SDB AM
  • Rev Brendan Byrne SJ
  • Rev Prof Ian Waters
  • Rev Dr Richard Lennan
  • Rev Prof Frank Brennan SJ
  • Rev Assoc Prof Ormond Rush
  • Prof Greg Craven AO

 


 

DRAFTING COMMITTEE (Statutes and Regulatory Norms, Article 12)

  • Most Rev Paul Bird CSsR, Bishop of Ballarat Diocese
  • Most Rev Shane Mackinlay, Bishop of Sandhurst Diocese
  • Professor Renee Kohler-Ryan, Head of School of Philosophy and Theology, Notre Dame University
  • Rev Dr Anthony Mellor, Dean St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane Archdiocese
  • +Additional person to be confirmed